House Bill No. 2032, 16th Congress of the Republic

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AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SYSTEM, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5180, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'AN ACT PRESCRIBING A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION BY PROVINCIAL AND CITY FISCALS AND THEIR ASSISTANTS, AND BY STATE ATTORNEYS OR THEIR ASSISTANTS', AND OTHER RELATED LAWS AND ISSUANCES
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Date filed
July 30, 2013

Senate Bill No. 1218, 16th Congress of the Republic

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AN ACT ABOLISHING THE IMPRISONMENT PENALTY FOR THE CRIME OF LIBEL, PRESCRIBING HIGHER AMOUNTS OF FINE AS PENALTY FOR SAME, AND PROVIDING THAT THE CRIME OF LIBEL SHALL PRESCRIBE IN SIX MONTHS, AMENDING FOR THESE PURPOSES ARTICLES 90, 91, 355, 356, 357, AND 360 OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE
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ABOLISHING THE IMPRISONMENT PENALTY FOR THE CRIME OF LIBEL
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Date filed
June 8, 2013

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 319, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY, AND PUBLIC SERVICES, TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL DONATION TRANSFER MECHANISM, WHICH INSTITUTIONALIZES A PERMANENT SYSTEM OF ENABLING FILIPINOS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DURING DISASTERS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DONATIONS AND MONEY TRANSFERS THROUGH SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE (SMS), OTHER TELECOMMUNICATIONS VALUE-ADDED SERVICES, NOW OR HEREINAFTER MADE AVAILABLE, AND OTHER AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES

Senate Bill No. 1220, 16th Congress of the Republic

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AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DIRECT REMITTANCE TO THE HOST LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF ITS FORTY PERCENT (40%) SHARE OF THE PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM THE UTILIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL WEALTH, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 293 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991
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DIRECT REMITTANCE OF THE SHARE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS
Date filed
June 8, 2013

Senate Bill No. 1224, 16th Congress of the Republic

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AN ACT IDENTIFYING OTHER PERSONS CRIMINALLY LIABLE FOR ELECTION OFFENSES AND INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR ELECTION-RELATED OFFENSES, AMENDING SECTIONS 263 AND 264 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 881, AS AMENDED OR THE OMNIBUS ELECTION CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND SECTION 46 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8189 OR THE VOTERS REGISTRATION ACT OF 1996, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
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INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR ELECTION-RELATED OFFENSES
Date filed
June 8, 2013

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 196, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND INVESTIGATIONS (SENATE BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE) TO APPOINT A SPECIAL INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATOR IN THE PERSON OF FORMER SENATOR PANFILO PING LACSON TO LOOK INTO THE ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION IN THE USE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRIORITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FUND (PDAF) BY LEGISLATORS WITH THE INDISPENSABLE PARTICIPATION OF THE IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES AND THEIR BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEES, SOME NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS, AND SUPPLIERS AND STRONGLY ENJOINING ALL SENATORS TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THEIR PDAF FINANCIAL RECORDS IN THE SPIRIT OF TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND REFORM.

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 324, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE PROPER SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, TO ESTABLISH PROTOCOLS AND STANDARDS FOR DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN COOPERATION WITH NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, IN LIGHT OF NEWS REPORTS THAT THE RELIEF OPERATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF THE OCTOBER 2013 VISAYAS EARTHQUAKE HAVE BEEN HAMPERED BY ALLEGED POLITICKING BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND POLITICAL ASPIRANTS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 197, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE PROPER SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE MARITIME COLLISION INVOLVING THE M/V ST. THOMAS AQUINAS AND THE M/V SULPICIO EXPRESS SIETE AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LAW AND POLICIES BY MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY AND PHILIPPINE COAST GUARDS WITH THE END VIEW OF RECOMMENDING MEASURES TO ASSURE THE MARITIME SAFETY TO PASSENGERS AND SHIPS IN MARITIME TRAVEL.

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 198, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT (COA) SPECIAL AUDITS OFFICE (SAO) REPORT NO. 2012-03 ON THE PRIORITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FUND (PDAF) AND VARIOUS INFRASTRUCTURES INCLUDING LOCAL PROJECTS (VILP) FOR CYS 2007 TO 2009, TO DETERMINE ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, REVIEW AND STRENGTHEN BUDGETARY AND MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF ENSURING THE PROPRIETY OF FUND RELEASES, THE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF FUNDS AND EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS, THEREBY ENHANCING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY